According to report, almost 1000 test flights have been made between a base in Canterbury and one in the United States.
Additionally, the Cora aircraft won't have a pilot, Unlike the Uber air taxi concept, as it will be guided by self-flying software with "human supervision" on the ground — a similar concept to air traffic control.
They intend for New Zealand to be their launch country, depending on the continued support from the CAA and Government.
The makers of Cora claim it to be one of the safest aircraft to ever fly. The air taxi is equipped with independent rotors, so if one fails the aircraft can continue to fly on the others, three computers that can fly the aircraft, so if one fails another can take over, and in a last-case resort situation the air taxi is equipped with a parachute.